in miniature

Friday, May 11, 2012

What is it about miniatures? After seeing creative bloggers in the I'm a Giant Challenge, I really started to think about this. Some of the more fantastic, true doll houses I've seen are the Miniature World of Faith Bradford at the Museum of American History

The Miniature World of Faith Bradford exhibit installation, 2010


And in the Mobile Museum in Mobile, AL image



But it isn't the imaginary little people. It is the tiny architecture. Like this miniature New York University Club to 1/7 scale by Charles Matton. image


How about this English dining room circa 1770-90. A Thorne Miniature Room.



And a cursory search turns up the work of Erik Goddard.


And of course, there's the Miniature City Madurodam at the Hague in the Netherlands. image


For more miniature cities, read here! Bon weekend à vous!
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Very interesting post! I adore miniatures. I always comb flea markets for miniature metal / wood furniture / architectural models, etc. Not children's toy items, but rather miniatures. I even like very naive ones. Thanks for sharing, Ann.
Have a great weekend!
Loi

Parnassus said...

Whenever I see miniature rooms like these I think of the Twilight Zone episode called "Miniature", in which the main character sees a dollhouse display come to life.

Parnassus said...

Whenever I see miniature rooms like these I think of the Twilight Zone episode called "Miniature", in which the main character sees a dollhouse display come to life.